How Long Octopath Traveler Is
Octopath Traveler is a brand new JRPG developed by Square Enix and Acquire, and is headed by the creators of Bravely Default on the 3DS. It’s also exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, which means you won’t be able to play it anywhere else. The game features eight different characters, and you can play as all of them and experience their stories from start to finish. It’s also possible to ignore some characters entirely and focus on your favorites, though it’s worth noting that you’ll probably have a lot of grinding to do if you want to get through some of the later challenges.
Assuming that you’re planning on playing with all eight characters, you’ll have access to four chapters for each of them. This means that there are a total of 32 chapters in Octopath Traveler. Each chapter tasks you with visiting a city, watching some story cutscenes, then entering a dungeon to defeat a boss. During our playthrough, we clocked in at around 68 hours (in-game time) after completing all four chapters for every single character and getting to the end credits. We also dabbled in a few side quests along the way, though we should mention that there are many more quests and optional boss fights that we’ve yet to complete. If you plan on doing all of the optional content, your time with the game could easily go up to 80 hours and beyond.
Square Enix has also stated that there won’t be any DLC releases for Octopath Traveler as it’s already a complete game, so you can rest assured that you won’t have to shell out any extra money for future updates.
Be sure to check out our wiki guide for more information on Octopath Traveler.